the 10th of June, No Justice No Pride first marched over the Capitol
Pride route, then used hard lockdowns to block the MPD, Lockheed-Martin,
and Wells Fargo contingents. The rest of the parade rerouted around the
blocked streets. MPD's contingent withdrew, unknown if they managed to
get back into the parade. Wells Fargo got stuck, had to rejoin the
parade at the back by the garbage trucks. Lockheed-Martin's contingent
was also blocked.
As the MPD contingent approached the blockade zone, only a few
obvious participants were visible in the crowd of "spectators." A
couple contingents ahead of them was DC Black Pride, blockaders could
have marched in with them, then blended with spectators, or just been
dispersed throughout the dense crowd until the moment arrived. MPD
seemed to have overshot the blockade site, then suddenly a surprisingly
large number of people swarmed into the street ahead of them. Cables
were strung across the streets and protesters locked into them.
Capitol Pride sent in negotiators, and the parade rerouted around the
blocked block. Eventually, the three car MPD contingent withdrew, and
went south on 16th st while the parade appeared to be going north on
16th st. Later the parade had rerouted south on 16th st again. MPD
appeared to have bugged out, but it's possible they rejoined the parade
The next blockade was of Lockheed-Martin, again the parade was
rerouted, unknown at this writing what the Lockheed-mMartin contingent
did. A defense contractor contingent was later seen moving in the parade
with two floats of military aircraft well south of most parade
contingents, may have been them.
The final blockade to deploy was the Indigneous themed blockade of
Wells Fargo, infamous for years at Pride for their funding of private
prisons and now reviled in Indigenous communities for funding both the
Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines. Wells Fargo's float was trapped
between the rerouted parade and the blockade, and had to wait for the
end of the parade to rejoin just ahead of the garbage trucks.
Finally, the Wells Fargo blockade unlocked, and everyone marched off, to chants such as "Stonewall was a Trans Riot."